Sunday 28 April 2013

Viewing Stonehenge from the Monarch of the Plain in Fargo Plantation

Driving past Fargo Plantation I noticed the National Trust had taken down the no entry signs that they had erected as they cleared the wood of undergrowth and put in paths and access gates. Somewhere I have seen the claim that Stonehenge was visible from the top of the Monarch of the Plain barrow. According to the profile of the map it seemed probable but I thought it worthwhile exploring.

The view from the top of the Monarch toward the east end of  the Cursus

 Stonehenge in the distance from inside Fargo Plantation

The view towards Stonehenge from the top of the Monarch of the Plain. On the afternoon I was there cloud and bright sunlight patches highlighted features in the distance, but I only had my camera phone with me and so I couldn't capture details. But if you click the picture to enbiggen it in the centre there is a white dot which is a van on the road,, just above it are the pale shapes of some of the stones of Stonehenge. 
Not a very convincing photo but I'm sure I saw them, we will have to wait until the winter and for the leaves to fall to check.

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